- By Dian Schaffhauser
Blackboard's cloud-based learning management system, Blackboard Learn, has been certified as compliant with IMS Caliper standards.
At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.
New features include an API; a button that allows teacher to share links, videos and images; and mobile notifications in the iOS and Android apps.
Moodle today introduced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.
Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.
The new features, designed to facilitate communication between teachers and students, are all available now.
- By Christopher Piehler
Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning activity.
Learning management system Edsby has integrated with both Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365, giving teachers, students and faculty more opportunities to take advantage of technology in learning.
Teaching platform provider Echo360 is adding more functions to offer students and teachers via Instructure's Canvas learning management system.